Growth of young black walnut plantations in Kentucky

P. J. Kalisz, J. W. Stringer, D. B. Hill

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Annual height and diameter growth were compared among different geologic substrates, landscape positions, levels of competition control, and soil suitability classes. At an average age of 6 yr, Juglans nigra height and diameter growth averaged 0.9 ft/yr and 0.2 in./yr, respectively, for all 61 plantations. Height growth was 35% greater for plantations located on suitable soils compared to plantations on soils of questionable suitability. Soil suitability did not affect diameter growth, but plantations with good competition control had 50% greater diameter growth compared to plantations with fair or poor competition control. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalNorthern Journal of Applied Forestry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • General Materials Science
  • Plant Science


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